Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders
In 1959, the murder of a family in Kansas shocks a town to its core. Shortly thereafter, author Truman Capote arrives in the town to write the novel “In Cold Blood”, which eventually spawns the modern True Crime genre. In this extraordinary docu-series, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger, Alison Berg and Kahane Cooperman painstakingly separate fact from sensationalism and “non-fiction.” Mixing re-enactments, rarely-seen archival footage and interviews with friends and family of both the Clutters and their killers, COLD BLOODED is a gripping attempt to restore humanity to victims of a truly horrific act of violence. Think you know everything about this famous case? Prepare to be surprised.
1. Farm Family Slain
The gripping story of a notorious crime that shocked a nation. In November 1959 four members of the Clutter family were brutally murdered in their home in a small Kansas farming community.
2. Killers on the Run
Kansas law enforcement survey the aftermath of this seemingly unmotivated crime, while criminals Perry Smith and Richard Hickcock go on the lamb. New insights and never-before-seen details are revealed.
3. The Intruders on Trial
Taking a fresh in-depth look at the legendary case, part three of COLD BLOODED digs into the resulting investigation and convictions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickcock, along with the ensuing media coverage.
I think they treated these 2 men way too well to be cold blooded killers among other things. I'm sorry but everyone involved should be ashamed and the family should be livid.
It would take many, many more than four episodes to delve into the grist of this tragedy. The Clutters are still portrayed as a backdrop to the story. The psychological makeup of what created two killers is largely unexplored. Capote's fascination and immersion into the story is told in shallow terms. Certainly an entertaining documentary but leaves the viewer wanting.
Are these the only episodes to this series